Known for keeping close track of supply sources and making sure his products are made in environmentally friendly ways, furniture and decor designer Jay Watson’s latest piece features a main ingredient that is literally from right in his own backyard. The artist hand-picks tree branches from his own property to drill out and fit the latest kind of low-energy-use LED inside with an exit through the bottom, resulting in a hanging light with preserved moss and wood textures. As such, each individual piece in unique and represents a slice of the designer’s own personal life. The lights make an interesting statement in a modern space, especially in those on woodland lots, connecting the often perfectly clean and artificial interiors of modern spaces with the natural world.
Alone, each light is a compact solution for brightening up a tabletop, closet, or small room. Together, a series of them in a line could light a bar or a cluster of them could make for a modern woodland chandelier. Such fixtures could easily be imaged in a contemporary cabin as a substitute for the traditional chandelier of antlers, or in a city-dweller’s apartment as a reminder of what lies outside the urban sprawl. These fixtures blend absolute nature with the cutting edge of the lighting industry, making for a strikingly beautiful and organic combination. As each piece is one-of-one, no matter how many of them you purchase each individual piece will have a personality all its own.